Coaches Are Critical To Any Organization
Most effective leaders agree – you will limit your leadership potential if you do not accept the support, guidance, and directives of a qualified coach. A coaching relationship in the workplace can motivate an employee to focus on the key drivers of the business, can enlighten a CEO as to the truly important areas to focus on, and can provide insight to the time management skills that need honing. Even those leaders of highly successful enterprises see the need for business coaching, and can most likely attribute a portion of their success to their coaching relationships.
Who Is The Most Effective Coach For You?
Those who can benefit the most from your success are not always the best coaches. Having a working relationship with a coach may drive the coach to have you focus on those things that are most beneficial to them – versus focusing on your own personal development. This is where having an impartial coach – one who gets more from your personal growth and development versus simply moving you to accomplish a measurable metric, is crucial.
When a leader attains a title of president, CEO, or is the owner of the company, it is difficult to engage in those conversations that can lead to true personal growth and development. That is where peer leadership and peer coaching comes into play.
Peer Advisory and Coaching Groups
At the president, CEO, or owner level, having the ability to bounce ideas off of others without undue scrutiny is truly valuable. Leaders at this level are frequently charged with “having all of the answers,” and a questioning leader may add to the perception that they are unfit for their position. Peer advisory groups, like Sage Executive Group, in San Diego, CA, offer those that have achieved owner, president, or CEO status with the ability to seek input and advice from other leaders of industry.
By maintaining a strict confidentiality protocol, leaders can share ideas and help other members to improve their processes, rethink their policies, and gain a clearer picture as to the real levers of their businesses. Regular coaching from a senior member of the Sage group is part of the membership framework.
By communicating on a scheduled basis with performance coaches, mentors, and like-minded peers, one can dramatically improve the decision-making processes on the job and extract even greater performance from their teams. Interacting at Sage Executive Group’s peer advisory meetings is a two way street.
If you feel you have what it takes to contribute to a Sage peer group please visit the website at www.sageexecutivegroup.com.